Carol Grisham Smith joined the Chamber staff in January, 2008, as Manager of Membership and Community Development, and was moved to President on December 17, 2009. Carol has completed the three year program “Fundamentals of Chamber Management” through the Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence. She has also served as an Ex-Officio Chamber Board member for several years and was active with the Chamber while working in education, receiving the Chamber of Commerce Education Service Award in 2000. Carol holds two degrees from Sam Houston State University including a Masters of Education as well as Administrator Certification. She is a graduate of Class 12 Huntsville Leadership Institute and served on the HLI Board for several years, is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow ’96, and Outstanding Alumni of Home Economics at SHSU and has served as Board Chair for the Huntsville Education Foundation. Carol served as an HISD administrator for 16 years and later as an Adjunct Instructor at SHSU. She is a 5 generation native of Huntsville and her top priority is serving this community and members of the chamber. Carol is a Past President of the Walker County Fair and has been active in many state-wide associations including State President of the Career and Technology Administrators of Texas, where she was named “Administrator of the Year” by two different state associations. Carol has a strong passion for the Huntsville and Walker County community and is proud to have been named First Runner-Up to the Citizen of the Year award.